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Thread: my 45-70 rifles, all good shooters and a few are very good shooters

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    Boolit Mold
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    my 45-70 rifles, all good shooters and a few are very good shooters

    the marlin 95 just had to be in the picture.
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    Boolit Master
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    Wow. Nice collection

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    Nice collection.

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    drool

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    Nice collection of 45-70's. I have a few myself and another in the mail coming my way. Have a collection of molds to feed them as well. The bug bit me on my first 45-70, a short barrel H&R. I have a Pedersoli Sharps coming and can't wait to shoot it. Bought a global front with a spirit level and a good tang sight for it. If it shoots as good as my Brother-in-laws sharps I'll be happy.

    Just noticed your fairly new here, so welcome to the forum. The members here are a great bunch of guys and gals and will help with almost anything.

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    Got to love those single shots.
    Impressive collection.
    Thanks for sharing...dale

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    How are the No 3s to shoot the metal butt plate and light weight must make them painfull with light to factory loads. I've had No 1s in 45/70 heavy load would beat you into submission in short order with near 458 mag loads.

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    Nice group of rifles. At one point years ago I made a concerted effort to not buy any more .45-70 single shots as it seemed they dominated my collection. Of course sometimes you have to buy a caliber you don't need another in if the gun is just something you love the looks of. I love the .45-70, but hate to have too many of any caliber; even if it's one I love.

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    The Marlin can probably hang with them accuracy wise so it's ok.

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    wow! I have some catching up with the jones's to do. Marvelous jus marvelous they look marvelous

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    i love the .45-70 cartridge and have had at least 9 rifles chambered for it, the last and best is a semi-custom that will only chamber paper patched cartridges loaded to the brim with real holy black powder. the way that cartridge deserves to be made and shot. i love it all!

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    rfd, if we had a "like" button, I would have hit it on your post.

    Nice collection east. I shot the old war horse for a couple decades and never had a disappointing moment, on game or paper.. Figgered if a little was good, more is better so, got myself a Shiloh Montana Roughrider in 45-90. Haven't looked back. Is it any better? I doubt it but, I LIKE it better...lol!
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    i try to hunt them all, this year i carried the ruger # 3. i shot two doe,one shot each.
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    Cool! I just got my 45-70 to shoot well, now it is my favorite hunting rifle.

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    Nice collection of .458 thumpers. They are fun to shoot. I’ve had 2 rolling blocks, a navy arms and pendersoli, an old 1895 RB marlin, an 1886 winchester project carbine but the only one that I have now is a Uberti 1876 winchester in .45-60. Made the brass for it from my neglected .45-70 brass and 292 gr bullets from my lyman mould so it’s kind of a .45-70. I just didn’t shoot them enough over the years to justify keeping them and interests change.

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    Who made the Sharps?

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